One of the things I was missing on my urban board was some chaotic nature in the city development. I mean, I have a number of beautiful MDF buildings (and some more still in their boxes awaiting for the moment to come!), but they all share a feeling of, I don't know, maybe 'order'. I mean, they offer me sound volumes, perfect shapes... If I painted them in a delicate, clean way, they would no doubt fit in a more elegant setting. But I was looking for a more shanty town look, though not exactly that. Confusing, I know.
Then I realized that in fact I already knew what I was really looking for. Not a junktown. I was looking for a medieval sci-fi town. Let me elaborate. The interesting thing about this board would be offering an intrincate labyrinth of crossing streets, walkways, different heights, that kind of stuff. I wanted to give the impression of uncontrolled growth.
My perfect example would be the Italian town of Sanremo. I had the chance to stay there for a couple of weeks some years ago and the old town, La Pigna, totally represents what I mean. A maze of streets going up and down, buildings towering over more buildings... there is an intrincate beauty in that, seriously. Just google some pics of Sanremo La Pigna.
|Yup, this is just a street|
|Turn this into retro sci-fi and you got it|
Have I disgressed enough?
OK, of course such a thing is out of reach for my skills, my board and my... everything. But yet I could do some stuff and make the difference with my previous MDF buildings. So, with a box and some foamcard I begun to create some shapes...
|It all begun like this...|
|...and then it turned into this|
|Not actually functional, as there is no inside, just for the show|
|I first thought of a walkway, but I changed my mind onto the roofed version, looked more like what I was looking for|
|That red box is an empty air refreshener :D|
|It adds an interesting shape, I'm definitely using more in the future|
|Those weird ledges will have their function, it's in my mind, hehe...|
|Doors from RoeBeast's Trash Bash Kits KS, A/C units from Euphoria Miniatures|
|Details! More details!|
|So this will be more or less the final look|
But for the moment it's quite a start!